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Schloss Hohenschwangau

Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Castles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
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Highlands, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Regrettably, our travel schedule only allowed us a day and a half to visit this beautiful area, and the weather was miserable while we were there. Be prepared for a jerk at the first parking area coming into town - the most rude person in Bavaria! Even though he was obviously making more money than he could spend! At 5... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This was a family home, so is furnished and gives you an idea of how the other half lived. Easy to overlook if you're only in town for a day... so stay longer.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
79 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This little yellow castle is actually very elegant and luxurious inside and the tour was really helpful to gain an understanding of what life was like for Bavarian royalty and how Ludwig came to build Neuschwanstein.

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APO, AE
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The tour went a little fast. There really wasn't much to see, but it's a fabulous castle. We had young teenagers on our tour and they talked the entire time. It nearly ruined the tour. I wish the tour guide could have said something, so the rest of us could hear.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I had such high hopes for this tour. It was nothing but a let down. I personally would not spend the money for the ticket if I knew then what I do now. we went to a grand total of 5 rooms. We were rushed the whole tour(the 35 minute tour took all of 12 minutes). There was to many... More

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Chisinau District, Moldova
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful castle, especially the view from it to Newschwanstein castle. Also the views from the garden are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Come at 8am to the ticket office down the road to avoid the parking and line cues. Must do both castles, they're spectacular. Go for a row on the lake too, great pictures from there.

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Napa, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you have always wanted to see this - then do. But be aware that tour groups are herded through like cattle on an every 5-min schedule. Groups actually crisscross each other going between rooms. Very limited time is given for one to actually take in the sites explained and available to see in the various rooms visited. The tour... More

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a great castle with beautiful views & garden. Like everyone else said: Don't miss this and DO go on the tour, it's worth it and you can see both castles in one day. I left Munich on the ~10am train, got a tour for this castle without having to wait on line then hiked up to see Neuschwanstein... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This castle is a do-not-miss! We liked it much better than its more famous neighbor Neuschwanstein Castle because you could really see how the family lived in this castle. It is a very different place than Neuschwanstein, with the actual furnishings and upholsteries that made it the summer home to the royal family of the time. Note: The horse and... More

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